03/06/15 1:46pm

As readers know, it snowed record levels during yesterday’s winter storm. So, on this Flashback Friday, I thought we’d look back at other bad snowstorms in Alexandria, Virginia.

I was looking for some reference material on the 1979 blizzard in Alexandria, Virginia when I came across this great footage taken near Timber Branch Parkway in Alexandria after Snowmageddon in February 2010. While we had a lot of snow yesterday, it was no where near the all-time record. Click this link to revisit the Washington, D.C. area’s top snowstorms.

03/06/15 11:16am

Open houses in Alexandria, Virginia March 7-8 2015

There are dozens of homes for sale with open houses in Alexandria, Virginia scheduled for this weekend, March 7-8 2015. You can view them at this link. Rentals with open houses are at this link.

Looking for a home in the Alexandria, Virginia area? Click this link to see the area’s best homes for sale and for rent with our real estate listings.

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03/06/15 11:07am

Here’s the latest Alexandria Virginia crime report. These are incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department and published in the weekly Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra.

REMINDER: You can track these crimes yourself using the new RAIDSOnline.com database. You can also view the crime map 24/7 through this link.


03/06/15 10:57am

Capital Bikeshare - Carlyle

This will be the network’s first price increase since the network started.

Via Dr Gridlock

Starting this spring, it will cost more to join the region’s popular bike sharing network.

Capital Bikeshare has approved new membership prices, raising the annual membership fee from $75 to $85. The new fares go into effect May 1. The bike system of 3,000 bikes and 348 stations across the region — in the District, Alexandria and Arlington and Montgomery counties— had not raised fares since its 2010 launch.

The new price structure includes price changes for casual access and for members who pay on monthly installments. Capital Bikeshare will also remove the $101 authorization hold placed on credit and debit cards when someone purchases short-term memberships at stations.


The system’s expansion plans have been on hold since Bikeshare’s main bike provider went bankrupt last year and the system’s operator has not been able to acquire new equipment. Officials said they hope to buy more bikes this summer.

Capital Bikeshare is a joint program of the District, Alexandria and Arlington and Montgomery counties. The program has passed the mark of 9 million trips and is one of the most successful such systems in the country.

Read more at this link.